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Audiobooks Narrated by Jonathan Cowley

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  1. Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Audiobook Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
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  2. Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit T Audiobook Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit T
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  3. Christmas Shopaholic Audiobook Christmas Shopaholic
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  4. The Guilty Mother Audiobook The Guilty Mother
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  5. Girl, Woman, Other Audiobook Girl, Woman, Other
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  6. Postscript: The sequel to PS, I Love You Audiobook Postscript: The sequel to PS, I Love You
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  7. Indulge Audiobook Indulge
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  8. Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed Audiobook Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed
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  9. The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone Audiobook The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone
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  10. The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future Audiobook The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future
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Extinction: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Paul B. Wignall Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: September 2019

Most people are familiar with the dodo and the dinosaur, but extinction has occurred throughout the history of life, with the result that nearly all the species that have ever existed are now extinct. Today, species are disappearing at an ever increasing rate, while past losses have occurred during several great crises. Issues such as habitat destruction, conservation, climate change, and, during major crises, volacanism and meteorite impact, can all contribute towards the demise of a group. In this Very Short Introduction, Paul B. Wignall looks at the causes and nature of extinctions, past and present, and the factors that can make a species vulnerable. Summarizing what we know about all of the major and minor extinction events, he examines some of the greatest debates in modern science, such as the relative role of climate and humans in the death of the Pleistocene megafauna, including mammoths and giant ground sloths, and the roles that global warming, ocean acidification, and deforestation are playing in present-day extinctions.

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Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian Audiobook

Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian

Author: James Grant Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: August 2019

During the upheavals of 2007-09, the chairman of the Federal Reserve had the name of a Victorian icon on the tip of his tongue: Walter Bagehot. Banker, man of letters, inventor of the Treasury bill, and author of Lombard Street, the still-canonical guide to stopping a run on the banks, Bagehot prescribed the doctrines that-decades later-inspired the radical responses to the world's worst financial crises. Born in the small market town of Langport, just after the Panic of 1825 swept across England, Bagehot followed in his father's footsteps and took a position at the local family bank-but his influence on financial matters would soon spread far beyond the county of Somerset. Persuasive and precocious, he came to hold sway in political circles, making high-profile friends, including William Gladstone-and enemies, such as Lord Overstone and Benjamin Disraeli. As a prolific essayist on wide-ranging topics, Bagehot won the admiration of Matthew Arnold and Woodrow Wilson, and delighted in paradox. He was also a misogynist, and while he opposed slavery, he misjudged Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. As editor of the Economist, he offered astute commentary on the financial issues of his day, and his name lives on in an eponymous weekly column. He has been called 'the Greatest Victorian.'

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level Audiobook

Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

Author: Leander Kahney Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: April 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Tim Cook written by Leander Kahney, read by Jonathan Cowley. In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries, Steve Jobs. Facing worldwide scrutiny, Cook (who was often described as shy, unassuming and unimaginative) defied all expectations. Under Cook's leadership Apple has soared: its stock has nearly tripled to become the world's first trillion-dollar company. From the massive growth of the iPhone to new victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success. But he's also spearheaded a cultural revolution within the company. Since becoming CEO, Cook has introduced a new style of management that emphasizes kindness, collaboration and honesty, and has quietly pushed Apple to support sexual and racial equal rights and invest heavily in renewable energy. Drawing on authorized access with several Apple insiders, Kahney, the world's leading reporter on Apple, tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace the irreplaceable and succeeded better than anyone thought possible.

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Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything Audiobook

Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything

Author: Charles Conn, Robert Mclean Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: April 2019

Complex problem solving is the core skill for twenty-first-century teams Complex problem solving is at the very top of the list of essential skills for career progression in the modern world. But how problem solving is taught in our schools, universities, businesses and organizations comes up short. In Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything you'll learn the seven-step systematic approach to creative problem solving developed in top consulting firms that will work in any field or industry, turning you into a highly sought-after bulletproof problem solver who can tackle challenges that others balk at. The problem-solving technique outlined in this book is based on a highly visual, logic-tree method that can be applied to everything from everyday decisions to strategic issues in business to global social challenges. The authors, with decades of experience at McKinsey and Company, provide thirty detailed, real-world examples, so you can see exactly how the technique works in action. With this bulletproof approach to defining, unpacking, understanding, and ultimately solving problems, you'll have a personal superpower for developing compelling solutions in your workplace.

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The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers Audiobook

The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers

Author: Angus Konstam Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: February 2019

Often romanticized in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the history of piracy through the centuries, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians to the Viking raids and on to the era of privateers. He discusses the so-called "Golden Age of Piracy" and colorful characters such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, before examining the West's initial encounters with Eastern pirates off the Chinese coast and the phenomenon of the modern pirate.

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The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between Audiobook

The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

Author: Patrick Foote Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: October 2018

The Origins of Names Explained Explore the world of names: What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With Name Explain, you can learn the origins of these names. From countries and cities to toys and animals to even planets, learn the etymology of interesting words in a fun and entertaining way. Learn new things: Why is New York called New York? Name Explain has the answer for you. While author Patrick Foote, of the YouTube channel also called Name Explain, doesn't claim to know everything, he has garnered a lot of knowledge about language over the years and he's excited to get to share it with you in this new format. Be entertained by education: Learning doesn't have to be boring. With his fun sense of humor, Patrick explains each name with jokes and quips you're bound to enjoy. Packed with great information, Name Explain has a variety of topics that are bound to intrigue anyone interested in the origins of the words we use every day. Find fun facts: Name Explain is full of interesting facts that are great to keep in your mental pocket. You'll be able to pull out fun information about words and language all the time, informing and amusing yourself and your friends for ages. Name Explain does exactly what it says it does-it explains names in a fun and easy-to-digest way. After listening to this book, you will - Know why, exactly, Russia is called Russia - Be able to entertain yourself and your friends with interesting fun facts - Discover the origins of the names of planets, animals, countries, and much more

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Suffering and Virtue Audiobook

Suffering and Virtue

Author: Michael S. Brady Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: September 2018

Suffering, in one form or another, is present in all of our lives. But why do we suffer? On one reading, this is a question about the causes of physical and emotional suffering. On another, it is a question about whether suffering has a point or purpose or value. In this groundbreaking book, Michael Brady argues that suffering is vital for the development of virtue, and hence for us to live happy or flourishing lives. After presenting a distinctive account of suffering and a novel interpretation of its core element-unpleasantness-Brady focuses on three claims that are central to his picture. The first is that forms of suffering, like pain and remorse, can themselves constitute virtuous responses. The second is that suffering is essential for four important classes of virtue: virtues of strength, such as fortitude and courage; virtues of vulnerability, such as adaptability and humility; moral virtues, such as compassion; and the practical and epistemic excellences that make up wisdom. His third and final claim is that suffering is vital for the social virtues of justice, love, and trust, and hence for the flourishing of social groups.

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The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness: A Memoir Audiobook

The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness: A Memoir

Author: Graham Caveney Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: July 2018

Raised in a small town in the north of England known primarily for its cotton mills, football team, and its deep roots in the "Respectable Working Class," Graham Caveney armed himself against the confusing nature of adolescence with a thick accent, a copy of Kafka, and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division. All three provided him the opportunity to escape, even if just in mind, beyond his small-town borders. But, when those passions are noticed and preyed upon by a mentor, everything changes. Now, as an adult, Caveney attempts to reconcile his past and present, coming to grips with both the challenges and wonder of adolescence, music, and literature. By turns angry, despairing, beautifully written, shockingly funny, and ultimately redemptive, The Boy with Perpetual Nervousness is a tribute to the power of the arts-and a startling, original memoir that "feels as if it had to be written, and demands to be read" (the Guardian UK). Contains mature themes.

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The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places Audiobook

The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

Author: William Atkins Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: July 2018

One of Booklist's Top 10 Literary Travel Books of 2018  'William Atkins is an erudite writer with a wonderful wit and gaze and this is a new and exciting beast of a travel book.'-Joy Williams  In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places. One-third of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless, unhappy in love, and intrigued by the Desert Fathers who forged Christian monasticism in the Egyptian desert, William Atkins decided to travel in eight of the world's driest, hottest places: the Empty Quarter of Oman, the Gobi Desert and Taklamakan deserts of northwest China, the Great Victoria Desert of Australia, the man-made desert of the Aral Sea in Kazkahstan, the Black Rock and Sonoran Deserts of the American Southwest, and Egypt's Eastern Desert. Each of his travel narratives effortlessly weaves aspects of natural history, historical background, and present-day reportage into a compelling tapestry that reveals the human appeal of these often inhuman landscapes.

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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean Audiobook

A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Author: Roland Philipps Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: June 2018

Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring. Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented-until now. Drawing on the recent release of previously classified files, A Spy Named Orphan meticulously documents the extraordinary story of a man leading a chilling double life until his exposure and defection to the USSR. Roland Philipps describes someone prone to alcoholic rages, who rose through the ranks of the British Foreign Office while secretly transmitting through his Soviet handlers reams of diplomatic and military secrets detailing intelligence on the making of the atom bomb and the division of power in postwar Europe. His story has inspired an entire genre of spy movies and novels, but no one so far has written the definitive story of the man code-named "Orphan."

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 Audiobook

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000

Author: Paul Kennedy Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: April 2018

The widely acclaimed bestseller that boldly and lucidly puts our economic and political dilemmas into the perspective of world history. In this wide-ranging and carefully argued survey, Paul Kennedy considers the subject of national and international power. Focusing on the "modern" or post-Renaissance period, his straightforward approach examines how various powers rose and fell over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" of Western Europe. Kennedy's surprising observations and penetrating conclusions have earned this classic work a deserved, lasting place in the historical canon. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers continues to give us applicable parallels in thinking about our world today.

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The Angry Chef's Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food: Bad Science and the Truth About He Audiobook

The Angry Chef's Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food: Bad Science and the Truth About He

Author: Anthony Warner Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: April 2018

Never before have we had so much information available to us about food and health. There's GAPS, paleo, detox, gluten-free, alkaline, the sugar conspiracy, clean eating . . . Unfortunately, a lot of it is not only wrong but actually harmful. So why do so many of us believe this bad science? Assembling a crack team of psychiatrists, behavioral economists, food scientists, and dietitians, the Angry Chef unravels the mystery of why sensible, intelligent people are so easily taken in by the latest food fads, making brief detours for an expletive-laden rant. At the end of it all you'll have the tools to spot pseudoscience for yourself and the Angry Chef will be off for a nice cup of tea-and it will have two sugars in it, thank you very much.

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